All Blacks confirm home Test schedule
NEWS: The All Blacks’ home Test schedule for the 2022 season has been confirmed.
The All Blacks start their season with the eagerly anticipated three-Test series against Ireland in July, before hosting Argentina and Australia during the Rugby Championship.
New Zealand Rugby (NZR) Chief Executive, Mark Robinson said it was great to see a full international Test schedule in New Zealand after the COVID disruptions of 2021.
“The All Blacks have a big season ahead with the Steinlager Series against Ireland and a tough Rugby Championship schedule. I know Foz [All Blacks head coach Ian Foster] and the team can’t wait for the season to kick off and I’m sure fans feel the same way. We have not hosted Ireland since 2012 and Argentina have not played here since 2018, so we cannot wait to welcome two great rugby rivals and their fans to our country.”
The All Blacks 2022 July Series campaign will kick off on Saturday, July 2 against Ireland at Eden Park, Auckland, the first time the two sides have clashed since they played in Dublin last November.
The second and third Tests are in Dunedin, on July 9 and in Wellington on July 16.
The All Blacks home fixtures in the Rugby Championship feature two Tests against Argentina in Christchurch and Hamilton, and a Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia at Eden Park in Auckland on September 24. The Pumas return to New Zealand for first time since 2018, with Christchurch hosting the first Test on August 27, and FMG Stadium Waikato hosting the second Test on September 3.
All Blacks International Home Test Schedule
2022 July Series (local times):
All Blacks v Ireland, Saturday 2 July, 19.05, Eden Park, AUCKLAND
All Blacks v Ireland, Saturday 9 July, 19.05, Forsyth Barr Stadium, DUNEDIN
All Blacks v Ireland, Saturday 16 July, 19.05, Sky Stadium, WELLINGTON
Rugby Championship (local times):
All Blacks vs Argentina, Saturday 27 August, Kick-off time TBC, Orangetheory Stadium, CHRISTCHURCH
All Blacks vs Argentina, Saturday 3 September, 19.05, FMG Stadium Waikato, HAMILTON
The Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup (local time):
All Blacks vs Australia, Saturday 24 September, 19.05, Eden Park, AUCKLAND